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New Building

The Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC) previously known as Project Capella is a new building containing state-of-the-art laboratories currently under construction for the University of Cambridge which will become the new home of the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute in 2019.

The new building, sited at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, will bring all of the Institute's research groups under one roof, resulting in a fully integrated, vibrant and cohesive stem cell community, ideally placed to capitalise on its unique intellectual and clinical environment. Being based at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will allow for greater collaboration between scientists and clinicians and further advance the application of stem cell discoveries into the patient setting.

Built by Kier Construction and designed by architects from The Fairhurst Design Group, the six-storey centre will be located directly next to the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. 

Along with the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC) will also house the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID), and the Milner Therapeutics Institute, both with explicitly translational goals. The building will contain state-of-the-art research facilities along with a café, seminar room and exhibition space for events.

Working groups

We have established multiple Working Groups to plan for life in JCBC. Each meets regularly and provides written reports to the Senior Advisory Committee (SAC). Read more


You can take a virtual tour around the building and surrounding area via the videos below, or check out the recent BBC Look East coverage which features drone footage of the new building and our neighbours at Royal Papworth Hospital. 


Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre

Public Art

Scottish team Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion have been chosen to produce a piece of public art to sit outside the building. More details about the public art available here